Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 23,162 24,078 31,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.06% 14.53% 15.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.85% 48.60% 49.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20,377 21,829 27,895
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +6.02%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 50,516 49,541 62,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.66% 29.90% 31.78%
Number of salaries quoted 42,485 42,640 53,578
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +3.16% +4.40% +1.11%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 8,070 £55,000 - 855
South East 0 5,286 £42,500 - 543
North of England -4 3,741 £40,000 - 640
Midlands +3 2,481 £40,000 - 440
North West -4 2,112 £41,000 +2.50% 358
South West +4 1,812 £40,000 - 250
East of England 0 1,747 £45,000 - 257
West Midlands +1 1,417 £40,000 - 231
Yorkshire -2 1,346 £42,500 +6.25% 230
East Midlands +2 1,064 £38,500 -3.75% 208
North East +2 277 £35,000 -12.50% 52
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12,781 (55.18%) .NET
2 12,466 (53.82%) C#
3 11,691 (50.47%) SQL
4 9,368 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
5 8,618 (37.21%) Microsoft
6 8,398 (36.26%) ASP.NET
7 8,136 (35.13%) MVC
8 6,887 (29.73%) JavaScript
9 5,763 (24.88%) HTML
10 5,571 (24.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5,069 (21.88%) TDD
12 4,992 (21.55%) CSS
13 4,747 (20.49%) Windows
14 4,659 (20.11%) Finance
15 4,277 (18.47%) T-SQL
16 3,940 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
17 3,803 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
18 3,757 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 3,739 (16.14%) AngularJS
20 3,706 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
21 3,629 (15.67%) .NET Framework
22 3,583 (15.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 3,543 (15.30%) WCF
24 3,323 (14.35%) Scrum
25 3,115 (13.45%) jQuery
26 2,887 (12.46%) Web Application Development
27 2,884 (12.45%) BDD
28 2,816 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
29 2,742 (11.84%) Oracle
30 2,681 (11.57%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,365 (5.89%) IIS
2 1,310 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 710 (3.07%) MS Exchange
4 582 (2.51%) CMS
5 456 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
6 434 (1.87%) Apache
7 416 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 361 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 346 (1.49%) Umbraco
10 268 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 261 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 202 (0.87%) Confluence
13 197 (0.85%) JBoss
14 195 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
15 188 (0.81%) Apache Spark
16 176 (0.76%) WebSphere
17 173 (0.75%) Skype for Business
18 154 (0.66%) EPiServer
19 148 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
20 135 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,057 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 620 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 97 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 95 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (0.13%) SPSS
7 26 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.099%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.047%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.022%) Stata
11 5 (0.022%) Weka
12 3 (0.013%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.013%) EngageOne
13 2 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.009%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.009%) Revit
13 2 (0.009%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.004%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 393 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 175 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 159 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 100 (0.43%) Elite 3E
5 80 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 46 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 43 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 34 (0.15%) MetaTrader
8 34 (0.15%) Visualfiles
9 30 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 28 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 27 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 27 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
12 18 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
13 17 (0.073%) Adobe Campaign
13 17 (0.073%) SAP Business One
14 16 (0.069%) Eloqua
15 15 (0.065%) Cognos TM1
15 15 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
15 15 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,803 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,616 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 842 (3.64%) Office 365
4 645 (2.78%) SaaS
5 284 (1.23%) PaaS
6 250 (1.08%) GitHub
7 248 (1.07%) IaaS
8 242 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 153 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 152 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 108 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 101 (0.44%) Google Play
13 87 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
14 79 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
15 72 (0.31%) npm
16 71 (0.31%) Amazon S3
17 56 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
18 55 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
19 51 (0.22%) Google Analytics
19 51 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 808 (3.49%) Firewall
2 764 (3.30%) Internet
3 594 (2.56%) DNS
4 523 (2.26%) SAN
5 424 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 399 (1.72%) WAN
7 376 (1.62%) DHCP
8 359 (1.55%) LAN
9 264 (1.14%) VPN
10 227 (0.98%) HTTP
11 199 (0.86%) VoIP
12 158 (0.68%) VLAN
13 142 (0.61%) Broadband
14 136 (0.59%) Network Security
15 126 (0.54%) SSL
16 113 (0.49%) Intranet
17 109 (0.47%) NAS
17 109 (0.47%) Skype
18 106 (0.46%) SMS
19 97 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,757 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3,583 (15.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,681 (11.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 2,274 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2,136 (9.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2,055 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1,888 (8.15%) NoSQL
8 1,666 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 1,527 (6.59%) MySQL
10 1,398 (6.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 1,355 (5.85%) Relational Database
12 1,212 (5.23%) Power BI
13 975 (4.21%) MongoDB
14 665 (2.87%) Oracle Database
15 581 (2.51%) Big Data
16 498 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
17 480 (2.07%) RDBMS
18 454 (1.96%) QlikView
19 439 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
20 423 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2,445 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 1,942 (8.38%) Visual Studio
3 1,667 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,158 (5.00%) NUnit
5 799 (3.45%) JIRA
6 696 (3.00%) Subversion
7 654 (2.82%) Rhino Mocks
8 648 (2.80%) TeamCity
9 547 (2.36%) Moq
10 537 (2.32%) Jenkins
11 462 (1.99%) Selenium
12 451 (1.95%) MSTest
13 421 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
14 398 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 166 (0.72%) Bitbucket
16 163 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 161 (0.70%) SpecFlow
18 160 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
19 149 (0.64%) Maven
20 119 (0.51%) gulp
General
1 4,659 (20.11%) Finance
2 1,105 (4.77%) Banking
3 1,084 (4.68%) Retail
4 1,014 (4.38%) Advertising
5 819 (3.54%) Marketing
6 734 (3.17%) Games
7 396 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 383 (1.65%) Legal
9 324 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 276 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 263 (1.14%) Law
12 225 (0.97%) Front Office
13 209 (0.90%) Music Industry
14 208 (0.90%) Back Office
15 177 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 134 (0.58%) Publishing
17 112 (0.48%) Electronics
18 92 (0.40%) Retail Banking
19 82 (0.35%) Automotive
20 76 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14,025 (60.55%) Developer
2 7,469 (32.25%) .NET Developer
3 4,896 (21.14%) C# Developer
4 3,388 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 2,235 (9.65%) SQL Developer
6 2,180 (9.41%) Analyst
7 2,026 (8.75%) Software Developer
8 1,974 (8.52%) Senior Developer
9 1,827 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,657 (7.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1,326 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1,304 (5.63%) DBA
13 1,193 (5.15%) .NET Software Developer
14 1,117 (4.82%) C# Software Developer
15 1,103 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 1,028 (4.44%) SQL DBA
17 976 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
18 860 (3.71%) Architect
19 839 (3.62%) Junior
20 834 (3.60%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,781 (55.18%) .NET
2 8,398 (36.26%) ASP.NET
3 5,763 (24.88%) HTML
4 5,571 (24.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4,992 (21.55%) CSS
6 3,739 (16.14%) AngularJS
7 3,706 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3,629 (15.67%) .NET Framework
9 3,543 (15.30%) WCF
10 3,115 (13.45%) jQuery
11 2,816 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 2,579 (11.13%) Web Services
13 2,541 (10.97%) RESTful
14 2,236 (9.65%) Entity Framework
15 2,045 (8.83%) HTML5
16 1,979 (8.54%) Node.js
17 1,954 (8.44%) WPF
18 1,921 (8.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1,658 (7.16%) XML
20 1,419 (6.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1,671 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
2 1,663 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1,432 (6.18%) Computer Science
4 851 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 634 (2.74%) Fintech
6 565 (2.44%) Clustering
7 550 (2.37%) User Experience
8 523 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 502 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 466 (2.01%) Replication
11 323 (1.39%) Data Centre
12 256 (1.11%) Hedge funds
13 241 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 217 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 198 (0.85%) Social Network
16 194 (0.84%) Tandem
17 165 (0.71%) N-Tier
18 155 (0.67%) Algorithms
19 151 (0.65%) Social Media
20 150 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4,747 (20.49%) Windows
2 2,120 (9.15%) Windows Server
3 1,568 (6.77%) Linux
4 870 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 727 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 588 (2.54%) Unix
7 416 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 389 (1.68%) Android
9 332 (1.43%) Windows 10
10 265 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 230 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 148 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 140 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 136 (0.59%) CentOS
15 115 (0.50%) Solaris
16 87 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 57 (0.25%) Mac OS X
18 54 (0.23%) VMS
19 43 (0.19%) Windows XP
20 41 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,368 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8,136 (35.13%) MVC
3 5,069 (21.88%) TDD
4 3,940 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
5 3,323 (14.35%) Scrum
6 2,887 (12.46%) Web Application Development
7 2,884 (12.45%) BDD
8 2,370 (10.23%) OO
9 1,985 (8.57%) Web Development
10 1,952 (8.43%) ETL
11 1,825 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
12 1,714 (7.40%) Software Engineering
13 1,523 (6.58%) SDLC
14 1,377 (5.95%) ITIL
15 1,360 (5.87%) Analytics
16 1,264 (5.46%) Unit Testing
17 1,226 (5.29%) Test Automation
18 1,194 (5.15%) DevOps
19 1,180 (5.09%) Kanban
20 1,136 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12,466 (53.82%) C#
2 11,691 (50.47%) SQL
3 6,887 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 4,277 (18.47%) T-SQL
5 1,673 (7.22%) Java
6 1,422 (6.14%) PowerShell
7 1,400 (6.04%) Ruby
8 1,186 (5.12%) VB.NET
9 775 (3.35%) Python
10 763 (3.29%) VB
11 676 (2.92%) PHP
12 484 (2.09%) VBA
13 429 (1.85%) C++
14 417 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 396 (1.71%) TypeScript
16 310 (1.34%) C
17 211 (0.91%) F#
18 209 (0.90%) R
19 195 (0.84%) VBScript
20 194 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,569 (11.09%) Degree
2 939 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 581 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 388 (1.68%) MCSE
5 373 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 227 (0.98%) MCSA
7 219 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 196 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 183 (0.79%) CCNA
10 161 (0.70%) MCP
11 130 (0.56%) ISEB
12 121 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 116 (0.50%) MCSD
14 111 (0.48%) ISTQB
15 88 (0.38%) MCITP
16 78 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
17 76 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 66 (0.28%) MCTS
19 63 (0.27%) MCAD
20 62 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 968 (4.18%) QA
2 414 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 397 (1.71%) SLA
4 142 (0.61%) GDPR
5 125 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 73 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 54 (0.23%) PMO
8 48 (0.21%) COBIT
9 27 (0.12%) MiFID
10 25 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.11%) SEPA
11 21 (0.091%) EMIR
12 18 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 18 (0.078%) Solvency II
13 16 (0.069%) GCP
13 16 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.039%) GAMP
15 8 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.035%) HIPAA
16 7 (0.030%) HL7
System Software
1 1,621 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 896 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 694 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 464 (2.00%) Docker
5 290 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 240 (1.04%) vSphere
7 199 (0.86%) XenApp
8 126 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 98 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 81 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 68 (0.29%) HDFS
12 66 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 47 (0.20%) Terminal Services
14 41 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 34 (0.15%) BitLocker
16 32 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
17 29 (0.13%) XenServer
18 25 (0.11%) KVM
19 24 (0.10%) VMware NSX
20 21 (0.091%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 420 (1.81%) SCCM
2 317 (1.37%) Puppet
3 229 (0.99%) Kibana
4 223 (0.96%) Ansible
5 209 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 197 (0.85%) WSUS
7 181 (0.78%) SCOM
8 119 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 114 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 105 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 102 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 99 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 96 (0.41%) Kubernetes
14 83 (0.36%) Nagios
15 69 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
16 68 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 66 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
18 63 (0.27%) Terraform
19 60 (0.26%) SCVMM
20 48 (0.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8,618 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 2,742 (11.84%) Oracle
3 1,423 (6.14%) VMware
4 796 (3.44%) Tableau
5 633 (2.73%) Cisco
6 629 (2.72%) Google
7 514 (2.22%) Citrix
8 461 (1.99%) Facebook
8 461 (1.99%) SAP
9 324 (1.40%) HP
10 285 (1.23%) Cognos
11 248 (1.07%) Sitecore
12 245 (1.06%) Sybase
13 234 (1.01%) IBM
14 229 (0.99%) Xamarin
15 183 (0.79%) Red Hat
16 176 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
17 168 (0.73%) Informatica
18 165 (0.71%) Apple
19 163 (0.70%) Twitter